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Genealogy Fair

Presentations

2019-10-26 09:50:00 2019-10-26 16:00:00 America/New_York Genealogy Fair Downtown Branch

Saturday, October 26
9:50am - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-10-26 09:50:00 2019-10-26 16:00:00 America/New_York Genealogy Fair First annual Genealogy Fair, showcasing professional genealogists and/or family history specialists. Keynote speaker and multiple presentations. Free event, no registration required.  Downtown Branch

Downtown Branch

Angus Ross Room

First annual Genealogy Fair, showcasing professional genealogists and/or family history specialists. Keynote speaker and multiple presentations. Free event, no registration required. 

Schedule: 

Opening Remarks: 9:50-10:00 am - Gathering Place Stage 

Time Gathering Place Stage  Angus Ross Room
10:00 - 10:45

Fun with Family History -  Janice Nickerson 

Genealogy is your passion but reading genealogy reports isn't your family's idea of fun. What else can you do? Make a game of course! Over the last ten years, Janice has introduced a new game at each family gathering, getting everyone from her five-year-old nephew to her 80-year-old father involved.

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11:00 - 11:45

PLUS see *** workshop below ON CHILDREN's Floor

Basic Genealogy - Kathleen Bacher

Just getting started in family history?  Learn the basics of getting started plus best practices to make sure your research is sound. Explore the sorts of records you can locate online and locally, plus how they work together to be sure the people you find are your family members.

Putting Meat on the Bones and Filling in the Dash - Paula Jones

A headstone notes the date of birth and date, but the dash between the two dates brings the person to life.  Find facts and details about your ancestors, like putting meat on the bones, by using seemingly small details from research records, Google searches and a little sleuthing. Build a story that will fascinate and delight.

Noon - 1:00
  • Break  
  • Visit displays and vendor tables
  • Break 
  • Visit displays and vendor tables
1:00 - 1:45

Beyond the Book - Janice Nickerson

Most genealogists spend years, even decades, researching their family’s history and then despair of ever writing “the book” that will showcase all their discoveries for their family. This lecture demonstrates, with show-and-tell examples, a variety of creative ways to give your family the gift of genealogy without the slog of writing a 500-page tome.

Archival Resources for Family Historians - Ellen Millar 

Learn which genealogical nuggets can be mined from local government and community records.  Drawing on holdings of the Simcoe County Archives for examples, Assistant Archivist Ellen Millar will talk about archival resources of great value to family historians which are not available for searching in Ancestry or FamilySearch databases.

2:00 - 2:45

It's like they never existedCanada's Home Children - Lori Oschefski

150 years ago  forced immigration of children of all ages to Canada began. As indentured farm laborers and domestics these children endured back breaking work and often, slave like conditions. The programs ended in 1949.  Today there are over 4 million descendants of Home Children, yet it's a part of Canadian History which remains largely unknown in our country. Learn to locate records.

French Canadian Records - Marie-Chantal Hogue

Learn how to navigate the French-Canadian Records in Ancestry and FamilySearch.  In addition our presenter, Marie-Chantal, will show you other likely websites to use to research your French-speaking ancestors.

3:00 - 3:45

Medals in the AtticMilitary Records - Spencer Linington

Explore and discover how to find the records that go with the medals left in the attic. Learn how to locate the records from WW1, what they mean, and the story they tell.

Indigenous Records - Angel Knowlton

Indigenous Records can be challenging to locate if they were created at all.  Join Angela as she explains how and where Indigenous records are found on Ancestry and at the National level in Canada.  She will give you strategies for searching easily located records.

ALSO:

*** Presentation on Children's Floor:  11:00 - 11:45                                                                                 Involving Children in Family History - Vicki Nicholls

Children like hearing about their grandparents as children and about other ancestors. Learn fun ways to involve your children in family history.  Vicki has presented on this topic at the Ontario Library Association conference.

Collaboratory: Drop-in database help for Ancestry or FamilySearch databases and tips on basic research.  OGS & FHC members will help with complex research suggestions intermittently, as presentations permit.
 

AGE GROUP: | Teens | Seniors | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | History & Genealogy |

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